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Applicants urge Aregbesola to reverse admission policy

By Tunji Omofoye, Osogbo   |   03 February 2016   |   11:07 pm
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About 7,000 admission seekers to Osun state owned tertiary institutions have sought the intervention of the state governor, Rauf Aregbesola to compel the management of the affected institutions to refund their money if the school authorities are not ready to offer them admission.

The applicants under the aegis of Concern Applicants (CA) alleged that they bought admission forms from the institutions with the hope of getting admission but the authorities due to government new policy and directive have suspended admission of fresh students into the
affected schools.

The state institutions affected included Osun state Polytechnic, Iree; Osun state College of Technology, Esa Oke; Osun State Colleges of Education, Ila Orangun and Ilesa.

Following the on going restructuring embarked upon by the government, Aregbesola had directed the management of the institutions to put on hold fresh admission into the institutions.

The directive had stagnated admission of fresh students into the institutions while the hope of the applicants in getting admission for further education also became dim.

However worried by the situation the applicants have threatened to drag the management of the affected institutions to court over the matter.

The applicants also urged the state government to expedite action on the matter before it gets out of hand.
Speaking on behalf of the prospective students in an open letter addressed to the management of the institutions, Comrade Biola Oyeniyi, one on the affected applicants from Osun state Polytechnics, Iree lamented the predicament they had found themselves through the action of the state government.

He said if the schools are not ready to process their admission, they should consider the alternative option to refund money collected for the admission forms purchased to the concerned applicants without further delay.
He condemned the decision of the state government and the school authority to stop their admission after collecting their money and threatened to fight the cause in accordance with the laws of the land




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